Vegetable crop production


Introduction and basic principles of vegetable growing. Economic importance of vegetables. Classification and botanical characteristics. Vegetable cultivation technique: soil, fertilization, propagation, irrigation, harvesting. Cultivation technique of the main outdoor vegetables (potato, onion, asparagus, carot, celery, etc.) and the main greenhouse vegetables.

Weed Science


COURSE OUTLINE

 

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE AGRON0005 SEMESTER 6th
COURSE TITLE WEED SCIENCE
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures and laboratory course 5 5
COURSE TYPE Compulsory
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS Yes
COURSE WEBSITE (URL)

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
Upon the completion of the course the students will have acquired knowledge related to biological potential of weed populations and its impact on crops, chemical and alternative control methods and fate of herbicides in plants and environment
General capabilities
§  Independent work

§  Literature search, data analysis and synthesis

§  Development of inductive reasoning

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
Impact of weeds on crop. Weed biology and morphology. Weed dispersal and proliferation. Allelopathy. Weed crop competition. Weed dormancy. Chemical Weed Control. Herbicides classification. Properties, modes and mechanisms of action. Biological control methods. Integrated weed management

 

  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD In classroom
IT USE §  Power point, videos

§  e-class

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 39
Laboratory courses 26
Weed Collection 15
Independent study 45
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

 

Written exams at the end of the semester both on theoretical and practical courses.

 

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
§  Thomas J. Monaco, Stephen C. Weller, Floyd M. Ashton Weed Science: Principles and Practices, 4th Edition ISBN: 978-0-471-37051-2

§  R  Zimdahl   Fundamentals of Weed Science, 4th Edition ISBN: 9780123978189

 

 

Vegetable Crop Production


COURSE OUTLINE

 

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE AGRON1021 SEMESTER 6th
COURSE TITLE VEGETABLE CROP PRODUCTION
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures and laboratory course 5 5
COURSE TYPE Specialization
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OPE01176/

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
Students obtain basic knowledge of the science and the cultivation techniques of the main vegetable species produced in Greece.
General capabilities
§  Independent work

§  Literature search, data analysis and synthesis

§  Development of inductive reasoning

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
Introduction to vegetable crop growing (basic principles, quality and nutritional value of vegetables, vegetable production worldwide and nationally)
• Classification and botanical characters
• Influence of soil and aerial environment on vegetable crops
• Outdoor vegetable growing techniques
• Growing vegetables in the greenhouse
• Hydroponic cultivation of vegetables
• Vegetable propagation
• Vegetable crop establishment
• Irrigation and fertilization of vegetables
• Other cultivation treatments (weed control, frost protection, climate control in the greenhouse, application of plant growth regulators, pruning, fruit setting in the greenhouse)
• Harvesting and post-harvest treatments of vegetables.

 

  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD In classroom
IT USE §  Power point, videos

§  e-class

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 39
Assignment 15
Applied exercises 26
Independent study 45
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

 

Presentations of assignments and written exams at the end of the semester. Exams on practical courses include identification of vegetable seeds.

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE

More literature sources will be available to the students during the semester.

Specialized Pomology (Deciduous Fruit Trees)


COURSE OUTLINE

 

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE AGRON0002 SEMESTER 6th
COURSE TITLE Specialized Pomology -Deciduous Fruit Trees
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures and laboratory course 5 5
COURSE TYPE Specialization
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OPE01167/

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
Students obtain specialized knowledge of the ecology, morphology and physiology and cultivation of the deciduous fruit crops grown in Greece.
General capabilities
§  Independent work

§  Literature search, data analysis and synthesis

§  Development of inductive reasoning

 

COURSE CONTENT

Pomes, stone fruits, nut crops, miscellaneous fruit species: Origin and early development, botanical classification and organography, pollination and fertilization, climatic and soil conditions, propagation, rootstocks and varieties, cultivation practices, fruit maturation, harvest and storage.

 

  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD In classroom
IT USE §  Power point, videos

§  e-class

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 39
Assignment 15
Applied exercises 26
Independent study 45
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

 

Written exams at the end of the semester both on theoretical and practical courses.

 

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
§ Βιβλίο [22679238]: Θεριός Ι. & Κ. Δημάση-Θεριού, Ειδική Δενδροκομία, Εκδόσεις Γαρταγάνη, 2012

 

 

 

Plant Breeding


Upon the completion of the course the students should have comprehend:

  • The concept of cultivars and their categories.
  • The way quantitative traits are inherited.
  • The environmental effects on quantitative traits and principles to control them.
  • The typical breeding methods

 

COURSE CONTENT

Monogenotypic and polygenotypic cultivars, gene recombination via sex reproduction, the development of genetic variation, factors affecting selection effectiveness (soil heterogeneity, soil fertility, interplant distance, genotype x environment interaction, genotype), methods of breeding (mass selection, pedigree selection, recurrent selection schemes), heterosis.